I have a couple of things to share this week. The first one is a couple of pixie baskets made from the Fabric Mutt tutorial.
My boyfriend had his mother over and my grandma came over. We went out to eat and I made a sandcastle cake… aaand my dog (Eevee) ate it. It was really cute though. Just trust me. So my boyfriend made homemade turtles. Chocolate, pecan, caramel piles of goodness. I figured they needed some cute receptacles.
The one on the left is for his mom, the right for my grandma. I had him pick out the fabrics for hers. The tabs on hers are a twill tape I found at Joann’s that says “made with love.”
I mentioned this on my blog before, but my aunt and uncle adopted 3 kids recently, and they have two other sons in their 20’s. So I figured this would be a pretty special Mother’s Day for her. I wanted to celebrate it so I got some fabric pens and had all the kids make a block for their mom. I sent 6 with my uncle thinking there’d be an extra one but my uncle surprised me by making one himself, which was a super delight to find.
So then I decided to do custom quilting on all of the blocks too!
I racked my brain for days trying to find fabrics that would go with the colors that the kids picked, but then I figured, hell with it, we’ll make this an all-out kid’s quilt. So I ended up going with a handful of fabrics from the Wee Wander collection and I love it. I think it ended up super cute.
The finished size was somewhere in the vicinity of 60″ x 72″. Definitely big enough to snuggle under with some little ones. I did some random cornerstones around the edge and did scrappy sashing with some of the lower volume prints in the collection.
Also I found this great fleece backing at Joann’s that goes with the front really well.
The kids really enjoyed point out the blocks they made and Mom was really thrilled, so all-in-all it was a win. 🙂
Linking up with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.